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To the multinational corporation - BP will apply labour

In structures of holding of the multinational corporation - VR, challenging nearby 6 mlrd rbl. of tax claims for 2003 - 2005, there is a new tax check. On Monday inspection has demanded from the multinational corporation - VR a great number of documents on foreign employees, including sheets of the account of working hours and documents on business trips. As a result of company check can be donachislen not only the tax to incomes of physical persons, but also the profit tax. The claims connected with attraction of foreign workers, have been shown for the first time to Joint-Stock Company PrajsvoterhausKupers Audit .
Yesterday it became known that exit tax check is spent to the multinational corporation - VR about two months for 2006 - 2007. According to the source in the companies, check goes to Open Society the multinational corporation - VR Management (A holding management company), and also in all affiliated companies of the multinational corporation - VR, consisting on the account in inter-regional inspection FNS on the largest tax bearers N 1. On Monday inspection has directed to the multinational corporation - VR the requirement for N 16, having requested a great number of documents on foreign employees: sheets of the account of working hours, documents on business trips, copies of passports, the documents reflecting moving of foreigners on territory of Russia and behind its limits. The company should give the information within ten days. Yesterday representatives of the multinational corporation - VR have officially declared that will present documents when due hereunder.

in connection with work of the personnel tax specialists can show the claim companies under the tax to incomes of physical persons (NDFL), and also to the uniform social tax (unified social tax). the Tax code provides that the foreigners who are in Russia over 183 days in year, pay the tax of 13 %, and those who works shorter term, - 30 % - the Bar partner " explains; FBK - the right Alexander Sotov. As he said, problems at the company can arise in case will be found out that from foreign workers the tax was kept 13 %, and actually they were in Russia less half a year.

similar claims for 2004, shown to structures of holding during check for 2003 - 2005 for the sum 6 mlrd rbl., the multinational corporation - VR Management challenges now in arbitration court of Moscow (see from June, 26th). One of episodes of tax business are claims on NDFL approximately on 22 million rbl. Tax specialists have considered that some the foreign citizens working in staff the multinational corporation - VR Management and paid the tax under the rate of 13 %, were in Russia less than 183 days in a year.

lawyers consider that tax specialists can donachislit the multinational corporation - VR also the profit tax. Tax departments can try to prove that foreign workers actually did not carry out that amount of works for which it charged compensation and travelling and living expenses were compensated. Claims can follow it under the profit tax, connected with overestimate of expenses and understating of taxable base - the expert under taxes of lawyer bureau " speaks; Edas Vladimir Ermakov.

Claims under the profit tax, connected with foreign workers, have been shown for the first time to Joint-Stock Company PrajsvoterhausKupers Audit involving foreigners for audit of the Russian clients. Tax specialists have decided that in 2002 the company has unreasonably carried on expenses over 500 million the rbl. paid to the Moscow representation of Dutch company PricewaterhouseCoopers Resourses B V. (now - PricewaterhouseCoopers Russia B V.) . Legality of claims was confirmed with arbitration courts of three instances.

work of foreigners in the multinational corporation - VR Management has already led donachisleniju over 6 million rbl. of the profit tax for 2003 - 2005 (the company challenges this decision in court). Tax specialists recognised as unreasonable expenses on company services BP Exploration Services Ltd, giving the personnel under the contract with the multinational corporation - VR Management . And the agreement between the multinational corporation - VR Management and BP Exploration Services Ltd about granting of the foreign personnel, challenged by a certain Joint-Stock Company Tetlis became the beginning of the public conflict between the Russian and foreign shareholders of the multinational corporation - VR.

the Russian co-owners of holding (consortium AAR), in particular, demand resignation of the chairman of the board the multinational corporation - VR Management Robert Dadli. For the claims AAR gives reason The infringements admitted by Robert Dadli labour, migratory and tax laws . Thus in AAR assert that the consortium does not concern checks from state bodies (about the checks spent by the state inspection of work, see the inquiry). But the source close to shareholders of the multinational corporation - VR, notices that in case of occurrence of new tax claims to the company its head Robert Dadli, first of all, can suffer: Finally it bears responsibility for personnel, financial and a tax policy .

Board of directors the multinational corporation - VR Management where three places from five are occupied with British, with resignation of the mister of Dudley on Monday has disagreed. Board of directors TNK is appointed to July, 11th - BP Ltd (to it belongs to the multinational corporation - VR) which on an equal footing supervises VR and AAR. The Russian shareholders will insist again on discharge of the mister of Dudley.